Farming: Whole Farm Approach
The Whole Farm Approach (WFA) is designed to lighten the regulatory burden on farmers and growers in England. It offers a faster and more efficient way of doing business between government and the farming industry and over time will help reduce the number of duplicated requests farmers receive from Defra and its agencies for information.
These pages provide background on the programme and enable you to sign up for the WFA.
Whole Farm Approach - Latest
From 18 November 2007 the Whole Farm Approach will see the following new features:
Whole Farm Approach – Catchment Sensitive Farming (16 September 2007)
A new catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Advisory Tool is now available to farmers and growers via the Whole Farm Approach. The CSF Advisory Tool is designed to work online and does not require a CDRom.
The aim of the Tool is to complement the work being carried out through the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI).
- Advisory tool briefing (PDF 350 KB)
Whole Farm Approach is now IE7 compatible (20 August 2007)
From Monday 20 August, the Whole Farm Approach was fully compatible with Internet Explorer 7.0 (IE7) and windows Vista packages.
Waste exemption licences
Farmers and growers can continue to register their Waste Exemption Licences through the Whole Farm Approach.
- How to sign up
- Completing your registration
- Benefits - why use the Whole Farm Approach?
- Your questions
- Future developments
- Related projects
If you are a farmer who wishes to sign up for the Whole Farm Approach, please visit www.wholefarm.defra.gov.uk to take you to the sign-up pages of the site.
Page last modified: 19 November 2007
Page published: 11 November 2003